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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Johnny W. Sanders

January 15, 1939November 25, 2019

Johnny W. Sanders, 80, of Moscow, TN passed away peacefully at his home on November 25, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris Sanders and Iva Townsend Sanders Hannah, and his daughter, Melinda Sanders Corzine. His loss is greatly felt by his family, wife, Gayle Powers Sanders of Moscow, TN, daughter, Kristie Sanders Reed (Kyle) of Collierville, TN, Son-in-law David Corzine of Moscow, TN, his brothers; Harold, Phillip, Tommy and Bobby Sanders, his grandchildren, Jonathan Frey (Callie) of Rossville, TN, Mallorie Hand Franks (Jeremy) of Moscow, TN, Madisen Hand Andrade (Samson) of Minot, ND, Richard Hand (Andrea) of Collierville, TN, Brooke Reed of Collierville, TN, and 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Johnny was a 1957 graduate of Frayser High School, where he was All-Shelby County in Basketball, he was employed by the Memphis Fire Department as a driver for over 25 years, after his retirement in 1996, he and his daughter Melinda were co-founders of the family business, E-Z Cash, which they grew to well over 20 locations. He was an avid pool and poker player, as well as a Memphis sports fanatic. He and Gayle have been season ticket holders for both UofM and the Grizzlies and enjoyed going to many ball games. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Memphis.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 29th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. with a service to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to First Presbyterian Church (166 Poplar Ave. Memphis TN 38103)

  • FAMILY

  • Gayle Powers Sanders, Wife
  • Kristie Sanders Reed (Kyle), Daughter
  • David Corzine, Son-in-law
  • Harold Sanders, Brother
  • Phillip Sanders, Brother
  • Tommy Sanders, Brother
  • Bobby Sanders, Brother
  • Jonathan Frey (Callie), Grandchild
  • Mallorie Hand Franks (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Madisen Hand Andrade (Samson), Grandchild
  • Richard Hand (Andrea), Grandchild
  • Brooke Reed, Grandchild
  • Five (5), Great Grandchildren
  • He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


    He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris Sanders and Iva Townsend Sanders Hannah, and his daughter, Melinda Sanders Corzine.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Corzine, Pallbearer
  • Richard Hand, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Reed, Pallbearer
  • Terry Sanders, Pallbearer
  • Scott Stein, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Franks, Pallbearer
  • Darren Sanders, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • First Presbyterian Church (166 Poplar Ave. Memphis TN 38103)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 29, 2019

Memories

Johnny W. Sanders

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Kay Howell

November 25, 2019

Sure will miss you Uncle Johnny. I remember that bright green Buick convertible with white seats you had when I was little!! Our trips with Melinda and Aunt Gayle to Vegas and showing me how to play cards . You tried to teach me how to play pool but I never was very good with that but still always had a good time!! You are in my heart forever. Tell Melinda I said hello and love you both so much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY